Saturday, June 20, 2009

Conference MCM 2009

Today in the afternoon the conference Mathematics and Computing in Music began. 6 presentations, each 30 minutes long. Some with very deep mathematical topics. Afterwards a keynote about the change of music theory between 1300 and 1500. Very interesting. The venue for the keynote and the reception afterwards was the Beinecke Library, a very interesting building: From the outside it looks like a windowless structure, ...

... but inside one notices that the outer wall panels actually are semi-transparent and let some light through.

In the centre there is the actual library, with the books shelves behind glass, allowing the view as if there would be a gigantic bookshelf!

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